March 2013 – Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict together with the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations and the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University hosted a workshop on “Children and Armed Conflict: How to Deal with Persistent Perpetrators?” in February 2013. The workshop was well attended by expert representatives of two-thirds of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, other UN Member States, relevant UN offices and agencies, and NGOs. The Workshop comprised both public and private sessions. Public sessions held on 7 February designed to raise awareness of children and armed conflict included a screening of the short film “Ana’s Playground”, followed by a discussion with the film’s director and a panel discussion on the roles of the United Nations and NGOs in protecting the rights of children affected by armed conflict. The private sessions allowed experts to discuss and to elaborate recommendations for improving UN action to protect children affected by armed conflict.

Read the report of the February 2013 Princeton Workshop.